Do you think “healthcare reform” should include providing coverage to illegal immigrants?

Do you think “healthcare reform” should include providing coverage to illegal immigrants?

Question by Didier Drogba: Do you think “healthcare reform” should include providing coverage to illegal immigrants?
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/healthcare/june_2009/americans_support_universal_health_coverage_but_not_if_it_covers_illegal_immigrants

Best answer:

Answer by glenn b
NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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17 Replies to “Do you think “healthcare reform” should include providing coverage to illegal immigrants?”

  1. The ONLY bill being considered forbids payment for service to illegals but REQUIRES caregivers to serve them.
    So there is no “coverage” exactly, since no one gets paid.

  2. First, let me start by saying that I doubt there is anyone who wouldn’t like some sort of health care reform. We are getting charged way too much and our options are limited (can’t buy meds from Canada, no interstate insurance plans, etc). But the bill as it stands needs to be modified. One such instance is allowing nonresident aliens (illegal aliens) to gain HC. This can be found on page 170, secion 59B, line 1 of HR2600 (the house version of the bill). This is just one example. So I urge each of you to look over the two links I have provided, one being the bill, and the other being snippets about the bill (the snippets do have a right leaning slant, but if you cross reference you can make your own judgement.)

    http://docs.house.gov/edlabor/AAHCA-BillText-071409.pdf
    http://www.liberty.edu/media/9980/attachments/healthcare_overview_obama_072909.pdf

  3. There should BE no illegal immigrants, or as Harry Reid refers to them “Undocumented Americans” — Reid is such a jerk.

    If we had no illegal aliens, we’d see more technology doing what they do, and more investment in technology, higher productivity, etc. and lower costs.

    Illegals do NOT pay enough in taxes to cover the benefits they receive now, if it included health care, that would really be ridiculous.

  4. First blush says heck no. Second blush says heck no. I see no reason for a third.

    The employers who are exploiting the illegals and also us, in their exploitation of the illegals, should get NO help from us to do it.

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